Today's News

  • Pancake breakfast to help OS Historical Society

    Oliver Springs Historical Society will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 6 in Aubrey’s Restaurant in Oak Ridge.

    Tickets to the breakfast are $5 and can be purchased from a member or at the door.

    This is one of the Society’s annual fundraising events to help with the continuing restoration of the Abston/Daugherty building. The building will house the Society’s archives and have a theater and meeting/events rooms.

  • Kingston sweeps Harriman in rivalry game

    A nice, homecoming crowd at Kingston Friday night saw the hosts sweep county rival Harriman, as the Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Devils 57-44 and the Jackets bested the Blue Devils 58-52 to snap a five-game losing streak.

    Kingston 57, Harriman 44: Abby Wilson led Kingston with 28 points, two rebounds, and seven steals, while Rachel Layne chipped in 12 points, four rebounds, one assists and two steals. Rachel Baggett was the leading rebounder with eight, along with two points, two assists and four steals.

  • Coalfield Yellow Jackets sting Oliver Springs Friday

    By Michael Lindsay


    Terry L. Hacker Gymnasium at Oliver Springs High School was packed Friday, as the Lady Bobcats and Bobcats hosted Coalfield in a District 4A double header. The Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Bobcats 56-48 in overtime, while the Bobcats lost 70-65 to the Yellow Jackets.

    Coalfield 56, Oliver Springs 48: Fans in attendance  got their money’s worth, as the Coalfield Lady Jackets managed to steal an overtime win on the road against the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats by a score of 56-48.

  • Rockwood loses two games at Grace Christian Friday

    The Rockwood basketball teams traveled to Grace Christian last Friday night for a District 3A twin-bill, but came home losing both contests. The Tigers lost 71-38 and the Lady Tigers lost 54-39.

    Grace Christian 71, Rockwood 38: Austin Cooper led Rockwood with 13 points. Case Miller added eight.
    Jacob Wilson was the leading rebounder with five, while Matthew Thompson had four steals.

  • Tuttle scores 32 points in Lady Waves’ win over Oakdale

    It was a career night for Rachael Tuttle and the Midway Lady Waves as they swept the season series against Oakdale Monday night in a make up game from an earlier postponement because of weather.

    Tuttle scored a career high 32 points that included seven three point baskets as the Lady Waves eased away from the Lady Eagles 75-54. Midway improved to 15-5 on the year and are a perfect 9-0 in non-district games.

  • Meigs County, Midway split games Friday

    The District 3A-leading Meigs Co. Lady Tigers and Tigers rolled into Midway last Friday and came away still leading and unbeaten in the league

    The Lady Green Waves put up a good fight for a half but lost all firepower in the second half and fell 52-38. Midway dropped to 6-5 in the district and are 14-5 overall.

    The Green Waves lost by 50 earlier at Meigs Co. but only lost by 41 this time 87-46. Midway drops to 2-9 in the district and are now 3-17 overall.

  • A Sanctuary for the soul

    A good vacation can change your life.

    That’s what happened to Paul Cowell in 1963 when he visited a resort in New York.

    “I grew up on a dairy farm, and my family never went on vacations or went to eat at restaurants,” Cowell said.

    “I was out of college in 1963, and my wife [Jean] and I went to a resort in the Adirondacks,” he remembered of that fateful excursion.

    “I had never been on a vacation and thought it was a wonderful experience.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Barbecue baked beans among the good eats at Smokehouse

    If I told you, “We had a barbecue at Schrock’s Roadside Café,” and you knew where we went – you may be a senior citizen.

    This “Out to Lunch” adventure took place in that same location, 708 W. Race St. in Kingston – now known as Smokehouse Bar & Grill.

    I wrote about Smokehouse in October 2009. At that time, it was still the same size building when Bob and Wilma Schrock operated the Café several years ago.

  • Having A Grand Time


    Oliver Springs Middle School  Principal Nancy Wilson combines work with family time while she has fun with her grandson, Dawson “Thumper” Justes, at Thursday’s Area 4 AA Tournament at Wartburg Central Middle School.

  • Bldg. inspections to stay in Harriman

    Harriman officials decided against using the Roane County building inspector’s office for now.

    The Harriman City Council wavered on the issue in recent weeks, weighing pros and cons of contracting with the county for building inspections after building inspector Maria Nelson left for Maryville.

    “It had less to do with the wording of the agreement and was based more upon operational aspects of the program, plus cost projections for it,” said City Manager Kevin Helms.